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Alan Stanford - PICT Classic Theatre

Alan Stanford talks about PICT's most recent production - "For the Tree to Drop."  Listen


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 19 - Part 1

It’s a concert of Debussy and Ravel from Pittsburgh Symphony Radio.  Juraj Valcuha conducts Debussy’s  Listen

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Tempesta di Mare - Comedie et Tragedie
Philadelphia's Baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare performs theater music by Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Fery Rebel, and Marin Marais.
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Imperial Cities Tour
Join Classical QED 89.3's Anna Singer for the Imperial Cities Tour!
Informational session March 24, 2015 at 7pm
For more information click here or call 412-622-1358

The WQED Morning Show
Start your day with Jim Cunningham, guests and your favorite music every weekday from 6-10 am!
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Monday-Friday, March 2-6 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
I Didn't Know About You

The making of Exploring Music constantly unearths hidden gems and unexpected delights. This week, Bill shares some of his own musical discoveries and solicits suggestions from listeners. view schedule

Saturday, March 7th at 7am
Performance Today Weekend

This two hour weekly program which features classical music in concert from sites across the nation and around the world, as well as classical music news, interviews and features. Hosted by Fred Child. view schedule

Saturday, March 7 at 1pm
The Metropolitan Opera
George Bizet's Carmen

Richard Eyre’s stunning production returns with its original star, Elina Garanca, who plays the title role of the ill-fated temptress. Roberto Alagna and Jonas Kaufmann take turns playing Carmen’s desperate lover, Don José. Louis Langrée conducts. view schedule

Saturday, March 7 at 8pm
SymphonyCast

Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3. view schedule

Host Anna Singer serves up your classical music requests every weekday between noon and 1 o'clock.
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Guest pianist Lars Vogt discusses Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, which he performs with the Pittsburgh Symphony.

 


Pittsburgh Symphony concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley talks about Aram Khatchaturian's Violin Concerto.

 

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WQED Cultural Calendar

Young Frankenstein
Thursday, Mar. 5 - Sunday, Mar. 15
Presenter: Pittsburgh Musical Theater
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Celtic Connections
Thursday, Mar. 5 - Tuesday, Mar. 17
Presenter: River City Brass
The River City Brass performs music from Riverdance, When Irish Eyes are Smiling, Danny Boy, and favorites from those other Celtic nations: Scotland, Wales and ... Kentucky?!? They'll be well ...more info

How I Learned What I Learned
Thursday, Mar. 5 - Sunday, Apr. 5
Presenter: Pittsburgh Public Theater
Two years before his death, August Wilson wrote and performed this one-man play about the power of art and the power of possibility. Recently produced at New York's Signature Theatre ...more info

Animal Farm
Friday, Mar. 6 - Sunday, Mar. 15
Presenter: Prime Stage Theatre
The chant "2 legs bad – 4 legs good!" rings out in this theatrical experience with music adapted by Andrew Periale from George Orwell's story of animals who revolutionize a ...more info

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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